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this morning at a bp gas field in response to france's military -- the obama administration was quick to react. the u.s. official told me this afternoon that as of now the attack appeared organized. as we have been reporting for many months al qaeda inspired and linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a military leader in the islamist group which has taken over and terized northern mali. he is working with one of the most senior leaders in africa who has claimed responsibility for today's attack. the fate of the hostages, they are at risk because things have to change. we cover the story from every angle and we will be speaking with mike rogers and chairman ed rice. we begin with cnn pentagon correspondent. this has been developing throughout the day and we have been struggling to chase this down and get the details. the u.s. government says it is taking the lead on the hostage situation. what is it doing tonight to make sure that the americans being held hostage are safe. >> the first thing they gave was to get satellite surveillance over that area which means that the fbi can now monitor
to france military offensive. the obama administration was quick to react. leon panetta called it a terrorist attack. a u.s. official told me as of now the attack appeared organized, not spontaneous. al qaeda linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a leader in the islamic group. he is working with one of al qaeda's most senior leaders, mokhtar mel mokhtar. >> the fate of these hostages, they are at risk, because things have to change. that's what he said. tonight, we cover the story from every angle. we will be speaking with mike rogers and ed royce. >>> we begin with cnn pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence. obviously, this has been developing throughout the day. we have been struggling to chase this down and get the details. the u.s. government says it is taking the lead on the hostage situation. what is it doing to make sure the americans who are being held hostage are safe? >> erin, the first thing they did was to get some satellite surveillance over that area which means that the fbi can now monitor to some extent what is happening on the grown. the next thing the u.s
that the obama administration did not submit -- respond, but you have to look beyond -- that is a minor blip. they were defeated in a rock in afghanistan. the american people don't seem to perceive that. the muslim world sees it very clearly. been both superpowers, and that is the issue we are facing. a movement that is not -- if we are l done facing it in mali, algeria, somalia, pakistan, looking at it as kind of separate issues, t is all one movement, all sol -- self perpetuating, and it is all motivated by our intervention. the french have united a very disparate group of islamist organizations and molly by intervening there. lou: and as michael is it out, the united states debated, as he characterized, and by the way, i am not sure that the national media even confronts that certain reality that the united states has lost. those are not words that trip easily off the american time. >> no, but these are the consistent notions, perceptions. absolutely. if you listen to them, read their statements, including the few weeks ago, you pretty much convinced that we have been defeated. we have be
. erin? >> all right, thanks very much to you, mary. >>> "outfront" next, the obama administration very concerned about the terror threat in northern africa, warning americans to stay away. >>> and later, facebook's ceo likes chris christie. i know where those two met. will the other tech leaders throw their support behind the gop? >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories where we focus on reporting from the front lines. we begin with north korea, which warns it plans to carry out a nuclear test that targets the united states, the supposed sworn enemy of the korean people. in the u.s., meanwhile, defense secretary leon panetta says he's very concerned with north korea's continuing provocative behavior, but says that the u.s. is fully prepared to deal with. gordon chang, though, the author of "nuclear showdown: north korea takes on the world" says panetta's remarks are refreshingly candid, but says we should be paying attention, because north korea's words are an escalation in the rhetoric, and this time he thinks north korea has the capability to actually
disagree with margaret a little bit. i don't think the obama administration has been shy about using things like drones to, you know, take out american enemies and members of al qaeda. and, you know, i would disagree with you a little bit piers on the domestic front being a focus in his second term. usually the way the second terms play out is you only have about 10 to 12 months in the first year to hit the ground really fast and pass your domestic agenda. once that is up, a lot of presidents in their second term start to turn towards foreign policy. and he's got a long list of foreign policy challenges in the second term. iranian nukes, how to deal with china. you know, a big sort of macro agenda in the obama administration has been to reduce our footprint in the middle east, become less entangled in that part of world and pivot towards engaging with east asia. and there's been a lot of work in the first term that has strengthened ties between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the perfect segue t
. neither the bush administration nor the obama administration has wanted to confront the scale of international terrorism and the scale of the fanaticism which is driving it you could argue that obama is worse, but the elites in both parties are trying to find some way to get it down to being a manageable problem. it's a big problem. and frankly, nobody in the u.s. is covering the problems in pakistan, which are very real. pakistan is probably building more nuclear weapons right now than any other countries in the world. we talk about an iranian bomb maybe in the the near future. i think there are whoever a hundred pakistani nuclear weapons and it's a very fragile country with very, very deep problems. afghanistan is decaying, it's not getting better. iraq is decaying, the amount of violence in iraq has gone up dramatically and syria is a mess. and bahrain has a serious problem and yemen is a mess. somalia is a mess. you start looking around and begin to realize there's a much more dangerous world out there than president obama's inaugural address or secretary clinton's testimo
objection for the obama administration, the policies they put forward and especially the gun control outlined the other day and it's interesting, to answer basic questions about his background, i'm not sure how relevant. it would change my view of his political ideas, which are wrong. but he deserves to be asked the questions and marjorie's point that he was vetted, but he was not vetted much by the press. the average person with the voting record in illinois as a state senator and the truth is most reporters felt in '08 and 2012 it was pretty important that this guy be elected president, a historic figure, good guy, one of us, academic and intellectual, they didn't do a deep dive on barack obama, very few hard-nose reporters in the campaigns, trust me, i was there. >> maybe not on the reporter side, but counter campaign side and they overturn any rock they can find to get dirt on him and given the birther movement and associated with that, there was a lot of accountability in the campaign. look, mitt romney didn't want to release his tax records, why would a politician give more inf
's transpired in the last year of the campaign, realities of the obama administration taking its campaign organization that raised a billion.one dollars in the last four years, now being transformed into an operation to advance the obama agenda, means republicans will play nice today they'll maturity the president today and ready to do battle tomorrow. we'll send it back to new york under a beautiful inaugural sunrise. >> gretchen: all right. exactly what's going to happen. carl cameron, thank you so much. we can thank brian for you being first. >> brian: right. >> gretchen: let's go to the number two guy, doug mckelway who is sometimes number one. thousands of people joined the president and vice president as they make their way from the capitol to the white house. this is all part of the parade, right, doug? >> sure is, gretchen. i wish you guys had come to me about a half hour earlier because we had the most spectacular sunrise. we're facing east along the pennsylvania avenue, facing toward the capitol and the sun came up directly behind the capitol. we are situated here at freedom pla
. >> in the looming debt ceiling headline and reshuffling the cabinet president obama's second term is front loaded with potential standoffs with the divided congress. mary madeline serveed in three republican administrations -- reagan, george h.w. bush and george w. bush, and also a counselor to former vice president dick cheney. good to see you. mary, happy new year. >> happy new year to you. thanks for having me. >> well, you have been through this before, and you have seen the risks, the perils of second terms. looking at it from afar, from outside the beltway, what are the big challenges that you think president obama has to be concerned about? >> every term it has been exacerbating a lot of the president's weaknesses. if he wants to get along, if he wants to make some progress with republicans, he has to get be less self-righteous. that could be played earlier. he keeps presenting these false choices that it's either getting -- you're either political, you want an a from the nra or you want safe school, safe children. if you have an opposite view, an opposing view, you can't get to the table
obama prepares to kickoff the second concern there is growing concern over the administration's recently outlined plan to rewrite the nation's gun laws. beginning with a campaign style tour to drum up support. doug, is the president's campaign-like approach to all of this a response to the tough partisan realities on capitol hill? >> that is a good statement. for example, republican senator rand paul has vowed to introduce legislation to nullify the president's 23 executive actions he signed last week. he says the founders did not want the president to become a king. senator feinstein's plan to introduce a new assault weapons and extended magazine ban is facing daunting obstacles. >> i don't think senator harry reid brings it to the senate floor because he has six democrats up for election in two years in states where the president received fewer than 42 percent of the votes. >> leader harry reid will make guns one of the earliest things we consider. chairman leahy has talked about hearings right away. we will see action quickly. >> there are 20 democratic senate seats up for grabs in 20
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